The 49ers are a storied franchise. But a Twitter question spurred an interesting debate. Who are the greatest franchise players to spend their entire careers in Scarlet and Gold.
Insider Matt Maiocco takes a look at the 49ers' financial situation headed into the offseason as they prepare to tag a franchise player, and potentially sign a big-name free-agent receiver.
Alex Smith had breakout season to remember, but where did he need improvement? Matt Maiocco offers his final grade for Smith's 2011 season. More: Alex Smith 2011 game logs
Jim Harbaugh says the 49ers are committed to Alex Smith in 2012 and beyond. "We're all in lockstep as an organization that Alex Smith is our guy."More: Video 1-on-1 with Jim Harbaugh
The 49ers were the eighth-best rushing team in the NFL this year, but that alone won't get a high grade from Insider Matt Maiocco. 49ers review: Wide receivers Tight ends Specialists
The 49ers will select No. 30 in each of the seven rounds. The Raiders' first pick is at 17. The draft kicks off on April 26.
GM Trent Baalke and the 49ers are not expected to have compensatory picks in the 2012 NFL Draft. The number of free agents lost and acquired by the team was even.
Michael Crabtree had a solid year, but didn't provide much production in the playoffs. Matt Maiocco breaks down Crabtree's performance and the rest of the receivers in the seventh of his nine reviews.
Super Bowl hardware will not be coming back to San Francisco this year. But three former 49ers -- David Baas, Bear Pascoe and David Carr -- will be fitted for rings after Sunday's game.
The NFL will not announce the times and dates for the 2012 season until the spring, but we already know the 49ers will face both Super Bowl participants, who could provide Jim Harbaugh's squad with a tough test.
The 49ers obviously have a defense capable of winning a championship. What Jim Harbaugh's squad is still lacking is an efficient offense, such as the ones the Giants and Pats brought to the Super Bowl.
Although Vernon Davis had a monster postseason, it took him a while to get comfortable with the new system under Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman. What about Delanie Walker? Matt Maiocco has your answers.
Jim Harbaugh, who guided the 49ers to within one game of the Super Bowl, was announced Saturday as the Associated Press Coach of the Year.
Eddie DeBartolo and Charles Haley were not among the inductees into the 2012 Hall of Fame class.Jack Butler, Dermontti Dawson, Chris Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Curtis Martin, and Willie Roaf are the inductees.